zeta054's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Alex T
Beneficiary's Name: Nhi T
VJ Member: zeta054
Country: Vietnam

Last Updated: 2020-01-31
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Immigration Checklist for Alex T & Nhi T:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
I-129F Sent : 2014-08-29
I-129F NOA1 : 2014-09-03
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2014-10-07
NVC Received : 2014-10-30
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-10-30
NVC Left : 2014-10-31
Consulate Received : 2014-11-04
Packet 3 Received : 2014-11-19
Packet 3 Sent : 2014-11-29
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-01-22
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-01-31
US Entry : 2015-03-20
Marriage : 2015-03-23
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 34 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 141 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : San Francisco
POE Date : 2015-03-20
Got EAD Stamp : No
Biometrics Taken : Yes
Harassment Level : 0
Comments :

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2015-05-09
NOA Date : 2015-05-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-06-12
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2015-10-06
Approval / Denial Date : 2015-10-06
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received: 2015-10-14
Comments : Received email text alert Sept 4th for AOS interview

Passed AOS interview Oct 6th 2015

Green Card in Hand 10-14-2015

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-05-09
NOA Date : 2015-05-12
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2015-06-12
Approved Date : 2015-07-23
Date Card Received : 2015-08-04
Comments : Got EAD AP combo card in hand on 08-04-2015
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 75 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2015-05-09
NOA Date : 2015-05-12
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2015-08-04
Comments : EAD AP combo card in hand on 08-04-2015
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 75 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : California Service Center
Date Filed : 2017-07-08
NOA Date : 2017-07-10
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-08-01
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-10-17
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Green Card Received : 2018-10-23
Comments : July 12,2017 check cashed from CSC
July 13, 2017 received NOA1
July 27, 2017 success walk in on Biometrics
Feb 26, 2018 case transferred to local field office
August 17,2018 received new extension letter
September 19, 2018 Case transferred to new office has jurisdiction
Oct. 17th 2018 Card in Production!!! NO RFE NO INTERVIEW!!
Oct. 21st 2018 Card was mailed to me!!
Oct. 22nd 2018 USPS tracking # update
Oct. 23rd 2018 Green Card in Hand!!

Event Date
Service Center : Online
CIS Office : San Francisco CA
Date Filed : 2018-12-15
NOA Date : 2018-12-15
Bio. Appt. : 2019-01-09
Interview Date : 2019-11-08
Approved : Yes
Oath Ceremony : 2019-12-12
Comments : Jan 2nd 2019 Success Biometrics walk-in Sept 27 Interview scheduled status changed online and on DHS Interview passed on Nov 8, 2019 Oath Ceremony mailed out Nov 13, 2019 Oath Ceremony on Dec 12, 2019 Attended Oath and US Citizen now! Applied for Passport Dec 12th 2019 Passport in Hand Jan 17th 2020

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 22, 2015
Embassy Review : She went to US Embassy in Ho Chi Minh around 7:30am

Got all her paperwork

Went to security checks, got fingerprints, presented docs to officer, the officer was nice, the CO during the interview and translator was so seriuos. NO smile at all.

Was interviewed by a White Male and vietnamese lady

Questions were asked in Vietnamese

1. When did you meet you fiance?

2. Where did you meet him?

3. What does he do for a living?

4. What are his days off?

5. How many times has your fiance been back to VN?

6. Was your fiance married?

7. When did he get a divorce?

8. When was the last time you had an arguement with your Fiance?

9. What his your fiance vietnamese name?

10. Where does he live in the USA?

11. Why was there a long gap between the last time he visited you til now?

12. What does your fiance do for a living?

13. How often you communicate with your fiance?

14. How frequently have you gone to the place where you first met him?

15. What year did your fiance go back to vn and how many times has he been back?

That's about all she could remember but she was so nervous and was afraid of not answering correctly lol.

She got a paper after the interview saying she had to bring a visa photo since the one she had with her was a passport style and needed to be a visa style photo. She thought she didn't pass but when she left to get a drink across the street the lady looked at the paper and said you pass. She wanted to be sure so when she got the correct photo for the visa and brought it back to the lady at the desk, the lady said Yes your approved for your K1 Visa.

The process took around 3 hours but since she had to go get the correct photo style for the visa it took her a little longer.

(updated on January 22, 2015)
Rating : Moderate

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